Source: 14/01/16 – The Big Trip
Wow! this is something that goes against all that is natural. From a viewers perspective you still manage to see the image for what it is even though it has been heavily edited and altered. Truly inspirational collection of work.
Instead of exploring what happens during, its the ritual of what happens before, getting ready for that big ‘Cheese’!
photographs are of
the moments just before the
“cheese,” when bodies are still
being rearranged, each smile fully
genuine, and wandering
gazes, not yet focused
on the lens, tell
stories more mysterious
than the frozen poses captured
We’ve had a week off and its now time to knuckle down and begin to use my creativity exploring both mind and soul!
We begin with ‘Focus Pull’. A week long project focusing on the style of montage. divided into groups we were given a functional space that we then had to re-create through the use of 50 photographs taken with an ever day digital camera.
Now i know what your thinking…’What space have you been given?’… but unfortunately for you I’m going to make you wait until the big reveal at the end of the week!
Carrying on….the space we’ve been given developed into what we felt was a ‘none space‘. A minimalistic, clean space in which the general public will come and go all around the clock as well as all around the world. With our space also being a well-known general area we needed to take key aspects that were relatable from the viewers perspective. A brainstorm has been made and many of the objects were glass objects, lights and chairs. Overall the final piece needed to show minimalism as well as then correspond to its natural environment. Exploring the campus i found it interesting finding images that we could then take out of its own context. For example, like making a plant pot into a toilet. Its all about developing the way we think about an object and how we then place it with other images surrounding it, a fully loaded mind fuck!
So after all that panic i managed to finish all my work and pass the first stage of the course! Well done to me! I’m now looking ahead to the beginning of our individual pathways….Moving images and Photography, in which i will be able to take control of a camera and take some sick photographs!
The week I have been waiting for!! Looking at other artists my eyes have been opened to the amount of animation there is as well as the amount you can do with it as a creator or artist. In the first couple of days we stuck to research as well as then being given the word we would use as the basis for our own animations…….BRAKE or BREAK!!
So many choices however in the end my group and myself decided upon Breakfast, looking at how it moved how it worked.